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Day 1

8 June 2021

Welcome and introduction from Lawyers Weekly

9.00am

Virtual networking: Building relationships in hybrid environments

networking | communication skills

9.15am - 10.15am

Developing meaningful connections and a strong professional network is key to ensuring a successful career. As lawyers and firms embrace remote working environments, professionals looking to increase their network will face new challenges.

In this session, learn how you can;

  • Influence peers and colleagues by applying effective EQ & IQ strategies.
  • Embrace modern networking techniques to grow and retain strategic relationships.
  • Build your personal brand that shines through digital and face-to-face interactions.
Clarissa Rayward

Clarissa Rayward

Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator, Brisbane Family Law Centre

Lochlan Worrell

Lochlan Worrell

Lawyer, Moulis Legal

Cassandra Heilbronn

Cassandra Heilbronn

Regulation Legal Manager in Sports & Entertainment in Saudi Arabia

MODERATOR: Naomi Neilson

MODERATOR: Naomi Neilson

Journalist, Lawyers Weekly

1:1 interviews and networking

10.15am - 10.30am

Virtual exhibition and networking

10.30am - 10.45am

Graduate pathways – career avenues to securing your ideal role

career pathway | best practice

10.45am- 11.45am

While BigLaw firms may seem attractive for your first role, there are several pathways to consider. Secure your dream job in a competitive market by understanding what drives your passion for law.

In this session, gain insights into:

  • Pros and cons: boutique firms, in-house law and start-ups – find out what suits you.
  • Qualified lawyers who don’t practise law – applying your degree in different professions.
  • Tips and common pitfalls to avoid for securing your graduate role.
Mellissa Larkin

Mellissa Larkin

Founder & Managing Director, Peripheral Blue

NextGen Law: Prepare for the future of work

10.45am - 11.45am

The legal workplace is changing faster than ever. Take a deep dive into the forces impacting legal operations, employers and the workforce as we discuss how to get ready for the future of work.

In this session you will learn how you can cultivate the right mindset to achieve success. Discover what capabilities will be required and learn how you can develop these to ensure you thrive in the changing legal landscape.

Daljit Singh

Daljit Singh

Talent Advisor, Transforming Talent & Teaching Fellow, Master of Legal Business, The College of Law

1:1 interviews and networking

11.45am - 12.00pm

Virtual exhibition and networking

12.00pm - 12.30pm

Day 1 concludes

12.30pm

Day 2

9 June 2021

Welcome and introduction from Lawyers Weekly

9.00am

30 Under 30 Spotlight

9.15am - 10.15am

Hear from an exclusive panel of 30 Under 30 winners as we ask the age old question: "What advice would you give your younger self?"

In this session: we will uncover their top career-defining moments and reflect on their successes, pitfalls and key learnings. Our elite panel of young lawyers will share advice to being an award-winning lawyer as they uncover how their career has changed since receiving the accolade.

Alex Solo

Alex Solo

Co-founder, Sprintlaw

Dan Trevanion

Dan Trevanion

Associate, Clyde & Co

Tanya Diessel

Tanya Diessel

Coordinating Solicitor, Gold Coast Community Legal Centre

Remote leadership in a new normal

remote workplace | leadership

9.15am - 10.15am

As firms continue to embrace a virtual environment, lawyers wishing to further their professional skills and career must learn to position themselves as leaders in a remote workforce.

Join us as we reveal:

  • How the path to leadership has changed since the pandemic.
  • New-world leadership strategies to mentor beyond virtual meetings.
  • Advice from the top and learn strategies to effectively manage up.
Emma Heuston

Emma Heuston

Founder & Director, The Remote Expert

1:1 interviews and networking

10.15am - 10.30am

Virtual exhibition and networking

10.30am - 10.45am

Ensuring Optimal Wellness in a Post-Pandemic World

wellness | resilience

10.45am- 11.15am

Join Dr Hannah Korrel and Jerome Doraisamy, authors of 'How to Break Up With Friends' and 'The Wellness Doctrines', and Catherine Stokes, Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor at The College of Law, as they share their insights into health and wellbeing in the legal profession.

As the age of working 9-to-5 in an office undergoes an evolution in the wake of COVID-19, now is the time to harness mental health and wellness techniques to create your optimal working day. As the lines between personal and professional worlds continue to blur, you must take individual responsibility and equip yourself with strategies to navigate the ever-changing vocational landscape. In this session, you will learn how to take charge of your career moving forward and thrive, both personally and professionally.

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Deputy Editor, Lawyers Weekly

Dr. Hannah Korrell

Dr. Hannah Korrell

Clinical Neuropsychologist & Author

Catherine Stokes

Catherine Stokes

Executive Director, College of Law

Breaking Through the Ranks: Tips to develop your future career

career planning and development | goal setting

11.15am - 11.45am

So you want to become a lawyer? Or perhaps you’ve secured a legal position and are looking to plan your next steps. Is now the time to pursue that promotion, to go in-house, or to perhaps look beyond a traditional legal job? Which career option is right for you, and how do you work your way up there?

Join us as we equip you with the tools to define your professional goals and develop a career plan to achieve your goals.

You will learn:

  • Strategies for conducting periodic self-appraisals and goal setting
  • How to build and leverage your network in an authentic way
  • How to take control of your professional development and build your legal career
Susan Pincus

Susan Pincus

Careers Professional, The College of Law

Gain a competitive edge in dispute resolution

11.45 - 12.15pm

With up to 97 per cent of matters now resolved out of court, dispute resolution is no longer an alternative to litigation – it’s mainstream.

In this session, you will gain insights to the benefits of resolution training and learn how you can leverage this new skill set to gain a competitive advantage as a legal professional. Learn from Amber Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Resolution Institute, and Russell Thirgood, Chair of Resolution Institute and independent international arbitrator and mediator, as they discuss the vast array of options available to you both as a practising lawyer and skilful dispute resolver.

Amber Williams

Amber Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Resolution Institute

Russell Thirgood

Russell Thirgood

Chair of Resolution Institute and independent international arbitrator and mediator

1:1 interviews and networking

12.15 - 12.30pm

Virtual exhibition and networking

12.30pm - 1.00pm

Day 2 concludes

1.00pm

Day 3

10 June 2021

Welcome and introduction from Lawyers Weekly

9.00am

Progressive Pathways: Achieve your career goals through in-demand CPD and postgraduate specialisation

professional development | CPD

9.15am - 10.15am

Completing CPD and further study doesn’t need to be a chore. With a bit of planning, you can leverage your CPD points and postgraduate education to truly specialise and add value to your firm and your clients.

In this session, explore the benefits of upskilling with professional development (CPD) or postgraduate specialisations in areas such as mediation or dispute resolution — two of the most in-demand qualifications in practitioner education. Discover amicable and cost-effective means to tackling client conflicts and learn how you can provide collaborative and lasting outcomes for families in transition.

Wenee Yap

Wenee Yap

Law Lecturer (UTS), Postgraduate Specialisation Marketing Manager, The College of Law, MAICD, Innovator of the Year Finalist

Linda Kochanski

Linda Kochanski

Mediator, Trainer & Practice Leader for Dispute Resolution Programs, The College of Law

1:1 interviews and networking

10.15am - 10.30am

Virtual exhibition and networking

10.30am - 10.45am

Being a ‘legalpreneur’ in the new normal

business strategy | business model

10.45am- 11.45am

The age of coronavirus has seen extraordinary change to the ways that business is conducted, including and especially in the advent and uptake of legal technologies and remote working. This “new normal” creates more scope and opportunities for legal professionals to carve out a vocational path that makes the most sense for them – both inside and outside of law.

In this session, you will hear from three “legalpreneurs” about building a business, or brand, to suit the post-pandemic marketplace and be in keeping with what clients want and expect moving forward. Moreover, you will learn about building your own personal profile to expand your professional and practical skills, and create a more holistic perspective on one’s life in law and how to succeed.

Sam Burrett

Sam Burrett

Podcast Host and Author – The Leading Lawyer Project & Distinguished Fellow - Centre for Legal Innovation

Eresha De Zoysa

Eresha De Zoysa

Special Counsel – Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Founder – Lord & Lion

Lucy Dickens

Lucy Dickens

Author, Speaker, Podcast Host
Senior Associate, Birman & Ride

MODERATOR: Jerome Doraisamy

MODERATOR: Jerome Doraisamy

Deputy Editor, Lawyers Weekly

1:1 interviews and networking

11.45am - 12.00pm

Virtual exhibition and networking

12.00pm - 12.30pm

Event concludes

12.30pm




*Agenda subject to change